Pedestrian Killed By Brightline Train In Pompano Beach
Pedestrian Not Yet Identified. Police Say Person Stood On Tracks.
POMPANO BEACH, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — A pedestrian reportedly stood on the tracks before being struck, and killed by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022.
From Broward Sheriff’s Office:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal collision involving a Brightline train and a pedestrian.
At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, Broward Regional Communications received reports of a crash involving a train and a pedestrian in the area of Copans Road and Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach. BSO deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded.
The preliminary investigation reveals that as the train approached, the pedestrian stood on the tracks. The train engineer told detectives he immediately sounded the horn and flashed the train’s lights multiple times; however, the pedestrian did not move. The train struck the pedestrian, who was pronounced deceased on the scene.
BSO’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are investigating the circumstances of the crash.
The pedestrian has not yet been identified.